Oxfam’s 15th Trailwalker 100km endurance event finishes

Media Releases article written on the 25 Aug 2013

The 15th Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney finished this morning with three quarters of the nearly 2000 walkers completing the 100km endurance event.

While most teams finished yesterday afternoon, mixed team Mountain Sports were the first team of four over the line on Friday night, finishing the 100km in 13 hours 24 minutes.

The fastest walkers over the line were three members of team GUNN Runners Gu-Newton-Nathan, who finished in just 12 hours 29 minutes.

One of this trio was part of the team Quality Meats, who recorded the fastest ever time for Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney of 12 hours 7 minutes back in 2010.

The fastest all-female team to cross the finish line as a complete team of four was Mums on the Run in 18 hours and 4 minutes.

The fastest all male team of four was CHAMPionnes who finished the 100km in 14 hours 10 minutes. They were also among the highest fundraisers, having raised more than $20,000 for Oxfam.

Of this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney participants:

  • 1445 (75%) walkers finished the trail
  • 448 (94%) teams finished with at least one walker
  • 207 (46%) complete teams of four made it to the finish line
  • Average time to complete the 100km was 30 hours 25 minutes.

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney Event Coordinator Marcus Fehlberg said all participants should be congratulated for their wonderful efforts on the trail.

“This event is a massive achievement for all the teams, who have undergone months of preparation to achieve their goal of walking 100km in 48 hours to raise money for Oxfam.”

The event has so far raised more than $1.8 million for Oxfam’s work helping some of the world’s poorest communities find pathways out of poverty and injustice.

For interviews or more information contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Chee Chee Leung on 0412 560 584.